Tethering is using a smartphone to act as a modem for another device.

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How to use my mac as a bluetooth headset?

My phone and the mac is already paired. What do i need to do next? I can't seem to find anything on the internet. I think the correct term would be to tether the phone call. Pretty similar to this ...
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How can I forward a port when using PdaNet?

I'm using PdaNet to connect my laptop to the Internet. From there I'm using an ethernet cable and Internet conection sharing to connect my PS3 for online gaming. Works pretty good for most games, but ...
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If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?

Looking at the responses to this question, it seems that a mobile service provider can't automatically detect whether or not a phone user is tethering their phone or not. Though they can infer it by ...
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Connecting Android to Fedora to browse the web

I have bought an Android phone Spice MI-270. I wanted to connect the phone to Linux Fedora so that I can browse the web using the services provided on my SIM card. How can I connect the Android phone ...
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Will using the built in tethering on a rooted AT&T phone incure extra charges? [closed]

Will using the built-in tethering under Settings --> Wireless and network --> Tethering and portable hotspot incur extra charges on a rooted AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777)? I don't remember if ...
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What are the advantages of a separate tethering app over the built-in tethering controls?

I just rooted by AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) to troubleshoot battery usage. I also would like to tether my laptop (OS X Lion) to make use of my phone's data connection intermittently while ...
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DEFY use wireless tether error message No Access Control!! [closed]

My machine is motorola Defy I can turn on the Wireless Tether to share network to my Nitendon 3DS but I can't use Access control to define who is using my network It give me a message that mention ...
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How many computers can I connect simultaneously using Android tethering?

Yesterday I tried to connect 5 computers with my Android smartphone to the internet, however, I could only connect two of them simultaneously, is this the theorical limitation or there is any ...
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Widget for controlling tethering

Are there any widgets on the market that let me control standard Android tethering? I use it quite a lot and it's a pain to have to navigate through all the Settings options just to check a ...
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How to improve tethering while travelling in a train?

While traveling in trains, I like to surf the internet via the mobile browser or via laptop that is usb tethered with the android phone. Many times I have realized that in rural areas with bad GSM ...
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Stop automaticaly switching to 3g if wi-fi drops

I have an android 2.2 phone. The other day, I was using a wi-fi connection on my phone and had it tethered to my laptop. For whatever reason, the wi-fi connection dropped and my phone starting using ...
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Prevent overheating when tethering

When I tether my phone and download big files or large numbers of them, and download is non-stop for a few hours, my phone (Nexus One) overheats. Is there any way to prevent that, except avoiding ...
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Reverse tethering hangs at netcfg (Cyanogen + Linux)

I'm trying to set up reverse-tethering from my Linux computer using the steps outlined in this post: http://blog.mycila.com/2010/06/reverse-usb-tethering-with-android-22.html However, when I get to ...
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LG Optimus Slider for tethering Kindle Fire

I have rooted my LG Optimus Slider, and have downloaded several apps for tethering, however, none of them seems to be working with my Kindle Fire. I have read somewhere that the Kindle Fire does not ...
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How to tether lg optimus v without rooting

I am trying to create a wifi access point (hotspot) from my virgin mobile Optimus v to provide internet access. It looks like there are several options if I root it but I'd rather not root it. ...
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Use 3G connection on my Android in Ubuntu

I would like to use the 3G connection on my android with my Ubuntu. Is there any method to do so?
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How to auto start/stop tether if wifi is unavailable/available?

I use my Galaxy S as a wifi tether hotspot for my tablet and laptop, so tethering is always on (I have extended battery so it's ok). But if my phone is in the area where I have wifi internet (for ...
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How to monitor tethering bandwidth

Is there any way to monitor 3G tethering usage. ie excluding regular 3G bandwidth. (This is for a UK GiffGaff plan, where normal use is unlimited, but tethering charged per GB.)
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Samsung Galaxy Y Hangs up when connected and tethered with USB

I just purchased a new Samsung Galaxy Y and it works fine normally. But when I connect my mobile with USB the explorer works fine in "my computer", but my phone gets hung up such that nothing works on ...
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Connect to internet via internet cafe PC when no wi-fi or 3G is available?

We are developing an Android data-entry application for use in places with very limited connectivity. We'll be using old/discarded Android devices in areas outside towns in Kenya, Uganda, etc. where ...
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How can I share the internet connection of my HTC Wildfire ( Android 2.2 ) via Bluetooth or USB?

I have HTC Wildfire and has Android 2.2 installed on it. I have internet (GPRS,3G) on mobile. I want to share to my computer as windows XP. Tried to figure out it first on other questions but didn't ...
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Can I tether my Macbook (Lion) to my Verizon Droid Bionic using either USB or WiFi?

I'm trying to use the Verizon tethering app (and have tethering enabled on my Verizon account). My MacBook sees the hotspot, but does not connect successfully. I'm using WPA mode. The phone ...
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Do all current Android versions require rooting for bluetooth tethering (PAN)?

Looking at apps like "Wireless Tether for Root Users" and "tether Blu", and questions like "Are there any Android phones that allow Bluetooth PAN off the shelf?" it seems that Android would require ...
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Easytether and Gingerbread?

I use a nifty little app called Easytether to tether my Andorid to my Macbook Pro so I can use my Macbook's browser, and get full websites. Will the Gingerbread upgrade affect the operation of this ...
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After update to GRJ90 I can no longer use WiFi hot-spot

My phone updated to GRJ90 about two weeks ago and now I can no longer use WiFi hot-spot or USB tethering. When I try, my 3G connection is dropped. After disconnecting and waiting a few minutes, it ...
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Can I tether iPhone 3G to EEE Pad Transformer?

This is somewhat simmilar to Can I Bluetooth tether my Android to iPhone?, but since it is 7 months old and belongs to different Android version, I will ask again. I want to buy EEE Pad Transformer ...
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auto (usb) tethering when phone is connected?

Can I somehow auto turn on usb tethering when I connect my HTC Desire with Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 to my Windows 7 computer? NOTE Not when I connect it to anyother computer though.
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Can Galaxy S use 802.11n for tethering?

I have a Galaxy S (GT-I9000) running Darky's ROM 10.1 (Gingerbread 2.3.3). I just noticed that when I use tethering to create a wireless AP, it uses only 802.11g, not 802.11n even though my netbook ...
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How to tether an old Android 2.1 phone with the Asus Transformer

I want to tether my Samsung Europia to my Asus Transformer so I can use my phone 3g connection. Is this possible? The Samsung doesn't have native tethering built in.
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Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

I'm trying to get tethering to work. I've used the built-in functionality, setup my phone as an AP and connected to the wireless network. I get an IP (192.168.43.26) and I can ping the gateway ...
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Tethering android devices together

I am very low-tech, but I have a very smart phone! an android 2.2.1 I have recently discovered a wonderful application called tether, or tethering where you connect your phone & lap top or pc w/ ...
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Port forwarding for wireless tethering

I have an HTC EVO 4G and I've been using the manufacturer's supplied app for wireless tethering. It works great but is missing are several key features I require: Statically assigned IP addresses ...
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Can I tether a Motorola Xoom w/o 3G to my HTC incredible phone?

I am considering buying a Motorola Xoom and would like to tether it to my HTC incredible phone for internet when there is no Wi-Fi available. I've already successfully tethered my laptop using either ...
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Why USB Tethering goes off after a while?

I use 3G, Android 2.2, LG P500 phone. I've tested it on Windows 7 and Windows XP, the result is the same. After several minutes the connection dies and I need to switch off/on the USB Tethering option ...
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is Android DHCP server when tethering?

I am on cyanogenmod 7 and wonder when I do usb tethering if Android is DHCP server?
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USB tethering with Cyanogenmod 7.0.3

How do I enable USB tethering with Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 and Ubuntu Lucid? http://oldwiki.cyanogenmod.org/index.php?title=Tethering mentions Settings » Wireless & networks » Tethering » USB ...
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How to make programs be aware of network connection provided by USB tethering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android USB reverse tethering: How to fool the apps I use USB tethering to connect my HTC Hero to a computer. And the cellphone can surf the Internet through the ...
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Use android as xbox360 wireless adapter?

I have a rooted cynogen mod Lg P500. I can connect my xbox360 to my laptop for bridging a connection. but have recently moved to ubuntu so the bridging is a mission and a half. So I was wondering if ...
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Connect Android device as wifi adapter to a PC to create an ad-hoc network

Sometimes when being at a friends house there is no wifi but wired internet access. In these cases it would be extremely useful if I could plug my phone in and create a wifi network just like when ...
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Plugging phones into tablets

I have an android tablet (1) and phone (2). Using the phone as a wireless hotspot drains the battery almost as fast as having the phone screen on. I'd like to be able to use it as a tethered hotspot ...
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Is it possible to tether my Evo to a server to provide internet to my network?

I currently have an unrooted Evo using PDAnet/easytether to tether my phone to my PC. I am wondering if it is possible to tether to a server to provide internet to my network. If it is possible, are ...
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How to access internet on my HTC Desire from my pc with USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? Is there any way for enjoying internet on my android device without having WiFi or any thing else except USB. Actually I have ...
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Wifi tethering unavailable HTC Magic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wifi tethering with HTC Magic Hi, Got a HTC Magic (the black one) with official froyo 2.2.1 in it, but when I went to check there is no WiFi tethering available in the ...
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Wi-Fi tethering with HTC Magic

Will Wi-Fi tethering work in HTC Magic running Android 2.2? I wonder also, is the 2.2 update for htc magic a official update or one of these custom ROMs?
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How can I reduce latency while tethering?

When tethering with PDAnet (the free version), using a stock moto-Droid 1 on Verizon, I am getting between 1k-3k ms latency on World of Warcraft. I would like to know what is the likeliest culprit, ...
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Why can I tether to Ubuntu for free but not Windows?

I have a Motorola Droid 1 with Android 2.2 on it. I found something odd that I don't understand why it works. If I plug my phone into my home computer which is Windows 7 and I turn on the tethering ...
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How do I tether over USB in MacOSX?

How do I tether over USB in MacOSX? I plug the phone in, pick up: USB tethering Share phone's mobile network with PC which causes the computer to discover a new network interface, but it ...
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How do I get a windows xp laptop to be able to use the internet via droid X?

My friend has a droid x and her laptop has windows xp. She tried several ways to try to get the droid to work so it can be able to allow her computer to get on the internet via droid. I have come to ...
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Can I Bluetooth tether my Android to iPhone?

I am very confused atm. My iPhone 4 says it has Internet Tethering (Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering > On) via Bluetooth (Settings > General > Bluetooth > On). Does this mean I can ...
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receive/make calls on my pc via my android phone

is it possible to receive / make calls on my pc via my android phone. if so how? i have been searching the internet for a while now to find a solution for this. I have a rooted HTC Desire and i live ...